Terrell Owens probably isn't going to leave the game of football on his terms. Not unless some NFL team out there gets really desperate and decides to invite him to training camp later this summer.
On Tuesday, TO was cut by his Indoor Football League team, the Allen Wranglers, because of some issues that he had both on and off the field while with the team. The ownership stake he had in the Wranglers was also terminated.
"It is difficult to look at other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is important…that giving it your all on the field every night in our expectation, when another member of this team is not operating by these standards," team president and co-owner Tommy Benizio said. "The proverbial straw that broke the camel's back from Mr. Owens was his no-show to a scheduled appearance at a local children's hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches. It is not the desire of the Allen Wranglers' organization to disappoint fans by having our most notable player miss a scheduled appearance."
Damn. We can understand TO having on the field issues. Let's be honest: He's one of the best NFL wide receivers ever and a cut above any other IFL player. So, we wouldn't necessarily knock him for feeling some sort of way about essentially being forced to take a job in the IFL. But, missing a trip to a children's hospital? That's not a good look. Not a good look at all. We kinda hope TO gets one more chance to redeem himself in the NFL. But, we fear he's all out of chances. And that would be a real shame for one of the greatest athletes we've ever seen.